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Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0203 for Western and central Arkansas, Far eastern Oklahoma
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0203

Locations Affected

  • Western and central Arkansas
  • Far eastern Oklahoma
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Summary

    Line of strong to severe storms from northeast to south-central Oklahoma will continue pushing rapidly east into Arkansas overnight. While the coverage of severe wind gusts should wane through the early morning, scattered damaging winds will be possible.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Details

    SEL3
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 203
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    1145 PM CDT Fri Jun 22 2018
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      Western and central Arkansas
      Far eastern Oklahoma
    
    * Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 1145 PM
      until 700 AM CDT.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
    
    SUMMARY...Line of strong to severe storms from northeast to
    south-central Oklahoma will continue pushing rapidly east into
    Arkansas overnight. While the coverage of severe wind gusts should
    wane through the early morning, scattered damaging winds will be
    possible.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 90
    statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles southeast of De
    Queen AR to 40 miles north northwest of Russellville AR. For a
    complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
    update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
    favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
    Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
    weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
    warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
    tornadoes.
    
    &&
    
    OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 201...WW 202...
    
    AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
    1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
    cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
    28050.
    
    ...Grams

    National Risk Overview

    Saturday, June 23
    TORNADO: 2%
    HAIL: 15%
    WIND: 15%
    Sunday, June 24
    ANY SEVERE: 30%
    Monday, June 25
    ANY SEVERE: 15%
    Tuesday, June 26
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, June 27
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, June 28
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Friday, June 29
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Saturday, June 30
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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